Native Bison Hunters Amplified Climate Impacts on North American Prairie Fires

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Native Bison Hunters Amplified Climate Impacts on North American Prairie Fires

Study shows hunter-gatherers used active burning to improve grazing, drive bison, long before arrival of Columbus Blackfeet Burning Crow Buffalo Range, painting by Charles Marion Russell, 1905. DALLAS (SMU) – Native American communities actively managed North American prairies for centuries before Christopher Columbus’ arrival in the New World, according to a new study [...]

2018-07-25T14:30:05+00:00 July 24, 2018|Categories: Earth & Climate, Researcher news, SMU In The News, Subfeature|

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